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DEGREE OF DOUBT: Why Lack of Jobs Among University Graduates Needs No Blame Game

Unemployment in Kenya has been on the rise in recent years, with Kenya registering the highest unemployment of 22% in East Africa. However, the most hard-hit with this unemployment menace are the University students produced out in large numbers from our local universities yearly with nowhere to go.

Though the Kenyan government is mainly to blame for bad policies, our Education system, mostly our higher education institutions, should not be left out. Many graduates from our local Universities come out of University thinking they are entitled to specific jobs just because they have a paper (Certificate) that says so. However, employers need people who will be an asset and not a liability to the company; hence should have the skills to benefit the company.

But this is not the case, especially with graduates doing technical courses in the University such as Engineering. For them getting the job entails learning again, which they think its the employer's job to train them to suit the employer's expectations. This has led to fresh graduates lacking employment as the employers prefer to employ people with work experience which the graduates do not have; hence our higher education system is as much to blame as our government. 

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